GNOME Screencaster App Promises WiFi Display (Miracast) Support in GNOME Desktop

GNOME developer Benjamin Berg announced today that he has been working on a GNOME Screencaster app for the GNOME desktop environment to allow users to screencast over Wi‑Fi.

While the GNOME desktop environment already offers a few ways for users to stream to Chromecast, AirPlay, or Miracast devices, such as the VLC Media Player, Miracast support isn’t at its best right now due to the use of the H.264 or H.265 codecs, so Benjamin Berg has been trying to fix this problem with a new app.

Meet GNOME Screencaster, a graphical tool that will allow you to stream your display to a Miracast device through a Wi-Fi connection. The app uses the NetworkManager utility and requires a Direct Wi‑Fi connection to be established first, and an RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) server.

“One major piece that was missing for Miracast devices is integrated support for Wi‑Fi Direct (a.k.a. Wi‑Fi P2P) in our platf… (read more)

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